Citron Pressé: 5 steps to French Lemonade

Citron Pressé: 5 steps to French Lemonade

WEEK 1: On the Path to Finding My Kefi

Bonjour everyone! This week, I brought a little of France right into my own home – and what a treat it was! I decided to make the most of the wonderfully yellow lemons I bought last week and make homemade Citron Pressé – the French version of lemonade. Yes, if you are lucky enough to travel to France and decide to order a lemonade, you will actually be served a carbonated drink – think Sprite. However, if you order a citron pressé, you will receive what we Americans know as good old fashioned lemonade. 

To make fresh citron presse, start with bright, sunny lemons!

To make fresh citron presse, start with bright, sunny lemons!

Although citron pressé will, no doubt, taste better in France – because nearly everything tastes better when you’re in Europe – my Bistro Chic citron pressé was positively yummy, especially because it was a warm day.

Fresh cistron presse (lemonade) - sweet!

Fresh citron presse (lemonade) - sweet!

To make my Bistro Chic citron pressé, follow these 5 simple steps:

  1. Start with a bright, yellow lemon and juice it until it is practically dry (no seeds of course)
  2. Fill a drink shaker (such as a martini shaker – because Lord knows I never use it to make an actual martini!) with ice all the way to the top.
  3. Add lemon juice and 3 splenda packets to the shaker. (I have tried making it with sugar and other artificial sweeteners but splenda seems to taste the best in this drink)
  4. Using the juicer cup that held the fresh-squeezed lemon juice, fill the shaker with cold water nearly to the top.
  5. Put the shaker top on and shake vigorously, until well blended and frothy.

Lemon arrangement

All you have to do now is pour your new favorite summer drink into a frosty glass and pucker up!

This recipe makes 2 cups depending on the size of your shaker, but you can easily triple or quadruple the recipe to fill a pitcher.

Unlike money, lemons do grown on trees.

Unlike money, lemons do grow on trees.

Now, don’t you wish you had a lemon tree right in your own backyard?

Au revoir!

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